Chances for showers and storms midweek, poor air quality northern MN

Here’s your Monday evening forecast for August 7, 2023 from Minnesota’s Weather Authority and Meteorologist Wren Clair.

Isolated light showers and weak thunderstorms are possible tonight across far southeastern Minnesota into central Wisconsin. Any rain or storm will wrap up near sunset tonight (8:31 PM). We’re looking at mostly clear skies overnight, with some patchy fog possible. The chance for fog is greater west and north of the Twin Cities. The Twin Cities is dry throughout the day tomorrow, but northern Minnesota will see scattered showers and storms afternoon into evening. The chance for storms tomorrow is most likely along and north of a line from Detroit Lakes to Brainerd to Duluth. Isolated strong storms are possible late afternoon through sunset tomorrow across northern Minnesota.

An Air Quality Alert is in place across the northern half of the state of Minnesota due to smoke from Canadian wildfires. The alert is in place Tuesday afternoon through Wednesday at noon. Sensitive groups of individuals may need to limit time outdoors.

The best chance for widespread rain, and potentially stronger storms, is Thursday night through Friday. Storms develop in western Minnesota late Thursday afternoon, then spread east overnight. Right now the heaviest rainfall looks to fall overnight Thursday into early Friday. We’re still a few days out from Thursday/Friday so you’ll want to check back in on the forecast to stay up to speed with any timing and or track changes.

Have a wonderful night!